Colorado River Tri-State: Colorado River Enhanced Patrol Operations conducted during Labor Day Weekend 2017.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit conducted it’s 2017 Labor Day Weekend Operation, starting on September 1, 2017, through September 4, 2017.
The operation was conducted along the Colorado River in the Colorado River Tri-State from the California/Nevada state line to the Riverside County line.
The majority of the operation was focused on the waterways along with resorts, launch ramps and marinas along the Colorado River and Lake Havasu. A total of ten patrol vessels, one Rescue Dive Team, one Gang Enforcement Team, an Off Highway Vehicle Enforcement team and one Sheriff’s Department Helicopter team were deployed throughout the area.
There were a total of 9 arrests made, eight of which were for Boating Under the Influence. One hundred seven citations were issued for various boating law violations. Ther e were three non injury boating accidents reported.
The Colorado River Station Marine Enforcement Unit is dedicated to providing a safe boating atmosphere for the public and urges that everyone boats sober, wear their life jackets and take a Boating Safety Course. For more information regarding Boating Safety Courses, contact the Division of Boating and Waterways at www.dbw.ca.gov
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